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Theater openings Dec. 8-14

Friday “The Christmas Schooner”: John Reeger and Julie Shannon’s warmhearted holiday tale about the first Christmas tree ship sails back to the Mercury Theater. Through Dec. 31 at Mercury Theater Chicago, 3745 N. Southport Ave.; 773-325-1700 and www.mercurytheaterchicago.com “Red Velvet”: Gary...
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